Tattoos are apart of almost ever culture From Egypt to Japan, England to France
The word tattoo is said to has two major derivations- from
The Polynesian word ‘ta’ which means striking something
And the Tahitian word ‘tatau’ which means ‘to mark something’.
the history of tattoo began over 5000 years ago and is as
diverse as the people who wear them.
Tattoos have become increasing popular in the last 2 decades and have become well recognised as a distinctly personal and expressive art form
The popularity of tattooing has surged in recent years, says Darren Brass, one of the tattoo artists featured in Miami Ink. "With so many entertainers and sports figures having tattoos, Jane and Joe Public are much more comfortable with having one too."
The men and women getting tattoos are now from every walk of life, adds Brass, and "if they had a good experience with their first one, chances are they're thinking about their next one."
Some of the true legends of tattoo industry include
Brandon Bond Owner of “All or Nothing Tattoo” in Atlanta
Horiyoshi III Owner of “Horiyoshi ill Tattoos” in Yokohama, Japan
Bert Grimm Owner of “Bert Grimm’s World Famous Tattoo Shop “ in Long Beach C.A
Deano and Ghiller “ The Tat Shack” Malta
In conclusion tattoo's are no longer a just for metal bands and gangs its now regarded as a deeply expressive form of art .